How Do I Prepare For a Visit with My Frisco Podiatrist?

June 2nd, 2015

frisco-podiatristYour podiatrist can help you identify and treat a variety of conditions related to your foot or ankle. It may be time for an appointment if you:

  • Have pain in your foot or ankle.
  • Are concerned about discoloration or discomfort around your toes.
  • Have noticed changes in the texture or smoothness of your skin.
  • Are finding it more difficult to walk or run.

Frisco podiatrist Dr. Rachel Verville commonly assists patients with these conditions. Before your visit with our practice, we recommend that you do a little prep work to get the most from your time.

Before You Visit RNV Podiatry

Write down a list of your symptoms, the questions you have, and medications you take. During a visit, you may be too busy with the process to remember the details of what you’ve been experiencing. Putting together your questions and concerns beforehand ensures that you get the right information.

Get together medical records and laboratory tests from other doctors you may have seen. Records such as X-rays and MRIs can help you save time in getting a diagnosis from your Frisco podiatrist.

Talk with our office about insurance and referral-related questions or if you have special needs. RNV Podiatry wants to accommodate you in any way we can to make your experience as comfortable and supportive as possible.

At Your Visit with Dr. Verville

Share details about why you scheduled an appointment and talk about the questions you have. Dr. Verville will take the time to provide a thorough examination and to respond to your concerns. If you don’t understand something, please ask for more detail.

Mention any new medications or changes in your body and behavior. It’s possible that these changes are the source of the symptoms you are experiencing, such as beginning a new jogging routine. Knowing your medications is important in case Dr. Verville writes a new prescription. Please also mention if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, as this may affect treatment.

Bring your footwear if your problem has to do with walking or exercise. Often, improper support causes foot and ankle pain, so seeing the shoes you wear can help Dr. Verville identify or rule them out.

Following Your Visit with the Podiatrist

Prepare for any tests you may need to have. These tests can eliminate more serious reasons for foot or ankle problems. Dr. Verville will provide the instructions you need before your test.

If the problem is footwear-related, follow Dr. Verville’s recommendation. She may advise you to replace your shoes with newer, more supportive footwear. She may also suggest inserts or orthotics to improve your stride.

Pay close attention to your progress. RNV Podiatry wants you to recover quickly and properly with treatment. If you do not feel that your condition is improving, please contact us so that we can plan for the next step.

We look forward to seeing you for your appointment. Contact Frisco podiatrist Dr. Verville with questions by calling at (214) 385-8822 or emailing our practice.